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Saturday 28 February 2015

Moroccan Fish Stew

Moroccan fish stew

Cue some Moroccan style music for this is an impressive dish that's fantastically easy to make, and perfect for a relaxed dinner with friends.

Ingredients - Serves 4
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1 cinnamon stick
pinch cayenne pepper
400g/14oz can chopped plum tomatoes
pinch salt
500g/1lb 2oz firm white fish fillets (cod, snapper or ling) cut into chunks
400g/14oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 tsp honey
salt and freshly ground black pepper

To Serve
fresh coriander leaves
flaked almonds lightly toasted

Preparation and method
1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-based pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for five minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
2. Add the garlic, ginger, cumin, turmeric and cinnamon stick and cook for two minutes, stirring regularly.
3. Add the cayenne pepper, tomatoes, salt and 250ml/9oz of water and cook, stirring frequently, for ten minutes.
4. Add the fish and simmer for five minutes, or until the fish is almost cooked through and tender.
5. Add the chickpeas and honey and cook for a further 2-3 minutes, then season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

To serve, spoon out the tagine into bowls and garnish with fresh coriander leaves and flaked almonds

This really is a great dish, however, just a word of caution the recipe does contain chick peas and honey, which some diabetics do not tolerate well. However, as the quantities are shared between four it may not elevate blood sugars too much...... if in doubt use your meter and test. 

Original recipe here 

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Great fish stew, will have to get the ingredients and try it next week.

Jenny S

Lowcarb team member said...

If you made it Jenny I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan